Noisy heels + bright lipstick = “rape me”
Laura // 24 June 2008
Yup, once again the onus is being placed on women to prevent rape, with men entirely absent from the equation, this time in the Malaysian city of Kota Bharu:
Authorities in Kota Bharu have distributed pamphlets recommending that Muslim women do not wear heavy makeup and loud shoes when they go out to work in restaurants or other public places. […] The goal of the modesty drive was to prevent rape and safeguard the women’s dignity, said a spokesman.
Policing women’s appearance and pre-emptively blaming them for rape in one fell swoop? Ten patriarchy points for you, sir.